12 touching artistic tributes to Aylan Kurdi, the innocent life claimed by the war in Syria
The first real casualty of war is innocence.
-Oliver Stone, Platoon (1986)
Artists around the globe have continued to pay touching tributes to the image that broke the world’s hearts last week.
The image was that of a 3-year-old Syrian kid named Aylan Kurdi, whose body washed ashore in Turkey following his family’s failed attempt to flee a war-torn Kobani region in Syria.
— Curtis Bebro (@CurtisBebro) September 3, 2015
If the original image wasn’t haunting enough, these illustrations are sure to make us revisit the meaning of progress and remind us of the terrifying human toll of every single war.
1. Roughly translated from Spanish: A sea of hatred brought you here, but you’ll be received by a sea of love.
— September 9th✨ (@CeexgLpzx3) September 8, 2015
2. Indian artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created sand art as a tribute to the unfortunate soul.
— Saj (@SajTheOne) September 6, 2015
3. The image that breaks your heart
— İleri İngilizce (@guncelingilizce) September 3, 2015
4. Have we failed humanity?
— LCBRZ (@diamondlucie) September 3, 2015
5. Is this progress?
— Adriano Di Prato (@DiPrato) September 5, 2015
6. The little angel
— laura kelly (@laura_webb1) September 3, 2015
7. A better place
— نهاربهيج Nahar Bahij (@NBahij) September 3, 2015
8. The most intelligent specie?
— Anssam Gibani (@AnssamSam) September 3, 2015
9. Humanity slipping away
10. The death of innocence
— Matiur Rahman (@matiurDC) September 3, 2015
11. The cost of war
— Massimo Schiavon (@kiteweb) September 3, 2015
12. RIP, Aylan.
— Such ★ Ötekiler (@swartt_) September 2, 2015
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